A D.C. mom is questioning the whereabouts of her youngster’s faculty bus after it apparently obtained misplaced earlier than dropping her daughter off at college two-and-a-half hours late.
What ought to’ve been a traditional day for Asha Gillus, mom of 6-year-old Channing, became a nightmare when she discovered her daughter hadn’t made it to highschool on time.
“[Extended school year learning] begins at 9 a.m. At 10 a.m., I textual content Channing’s trainer simply to say, ‘Hey, what time did Channing get to highschool?’ And her response was, ‘Channing’s not right here,’” Gillus advised NBC Washington.
Channing was attending summer time studying at Janney Elementary in Tenleytown. Nobody may inform the mom the place Channing was.
“I begin calling individuals, texting individuals, emailing the director of transportation of [the Office of the State Superintendent of Education] in all caps ‘WHERE IS CHANNING?’ calling the varsity,” Gillus recalled.
Gillus didn’t wish to go away her Shepard Park house in case her daughter was introduced again there.
“It was a concern, one thing I nonetheless take care of day by day as a result of I nonetheless haven’t any solutions,” she stated.
In keeping with NBC, two-and-a-half hours after she was picked up, Channing was lastly dropped off at college. She missed breakfast and three necessary classes, which her mom stated are “crucial for growth as a result of she has Down Syndrome and he or she is in a particular schooling program.”
Each new to the route, the driving force and attendant, had gotten misplaced regardless of the onboard GPS. Gillus sought out extra solutions however had hassle discovering data.
“I requested for the digital camera footage,” she stated. “Apparently, there are cameras on the buses that aren’t operational.”
The subsequent day, Channing was taken to highschool by a personal transportation contractor that included a driver and attendant.
To Gillus’s dismay, one thing went flawed along with her daughter’s drop-off once more.
“I get a name from Channing’s former daycare middle, that’s down the road from her faculty, saying one thing occurred,” Gillus stated. “So that they took Channing to the flawed constructing.”
The Workplace of the State Superintendent of Training has pledged to work with Gillus and her household to resolve the issue and forestall it from occurring once more. Gillus says she doesn’t really feel comforted and needs solutions about the place her youngster’s bus disappeared for 2 and a half hours.
“I discovered this out by happenstance. I can not think about the issues that we have no idea,” she stated.